PVCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). Incorporated in 1949 the NJCAA’s mission is to “foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges”. With a membership of entirely two-year institutions, the primary functions of the NJCAA is to provide the framework for student-athlete participation in sports including, scholarships limits, eligibility guidelines, academic and sportsmanship guidelines. The NJCAA is also responsible for national championships and tournaments. Paradise Valley Community College is part of the Region I geographic area of the NJCAA which includes Arizona and California.
Paradise Valley Community College is part of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC). The ACCAC’s purpose is to “foster and promote wholesome athletic programs as an integral part of the total educational offerings of each member institution”. The membership consists of the two-year institutions in Arizona who offer athletics programs. These include:
|Arizona Western College||Mesa Community College|
|Central Arizona College||Paradise Valley Community College|
|Chandler-Gilbert Community College||Phoenix College|
|Cochise College||Pima Community College|
|Eastern Arizona College||Scottsdale Community College|
|Gateway Community College||South Mountain Community College|
|Glendale Community College||Yavapai College|
The ACCAC oversees rules and regulations (within the framework of the NJCAA) of all conference related competitions.